Wanting your sled opinions...

Wanting your sled opinions...

Post by KMcfate0 » Fri, 15 Dec 2000 12:27:23


  Could I get y'all's opinion.  Your input is appreciated as  I know  nothing
between one model to another and know that there are many Lemon models out
there.  I'm looking for something dependable with low maintenance  to do short
trips with  a price range <$1300 and 1980 to 1995.  I saw these in the paper:

'85 Indy 440...6k miles....$950
'91 Indy 400...studs, c'bides....$1300

I realize this is a big open question, but any advice on specific models to
look for in this price range is appreciated.  

Kirk    

 
 
 

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Post by John » Fri, 15 Dec 2000 21:08:15

I would be looking for a fan cooled Indy  if I were you

John


Quote:
>   Could I get y'all's opinion.  Your input is appreciated as  I know
nothing
> between one model to another and know that there are many Lemon models out
> there.  I'm looking for something dependable with low maintenance  to do
short
> trips with  a price range <$1300 and 1980 to 1995.  I saw these in the
paper:

> '85 Indy 440...6k miles....$950
> '91 Indy 400...studs, c'bides....$1300

> I realize this is a big open question, but any advice on specific models
to
> look for in this price range is appreciated.

> Kirk


 
 
 

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Post by palmrose » Fri, 15 Dec 2000 23:20:16



Quote:
> I would be looking for a fan cooled Indy  if I were you

> John



> >   Could I get y'all's opinion.  Your input is appreciated as  I know
> nothing
> > between one model to another and know that there are many Lemon
models out
> > there.  I'm looking for something dependable with low maintenance
to do
> short
> > trips with  a price range <$1300 and 1980 to 1995.  I saw these in
the
> paper:

> > '85 Indy 440...6k miles....$950
> > '91 Indy 400...studs, c'bides....$1300

> > I realize this is a big open question, but any advice on specific
models
> to
> > look for in this price range is appreciated.

> > Kirk

 I agree totaly with previous post. A 440 or 488 fan cooled Fugi are
both capable of going fast enough to kill you. These don't have a water
pump and associated maintenence nor even a fan belt like others because
the fan is mounted on the crankshaft. And with good shocks, you have an
acceptable suspension. As for the names, they are Indy Sport(440), and
Indy Trail(488) including any variations thereof. Parts are cheap and
everywhere.
 With that said, If the Indys you are looking at were well taken care
of, they wouldn't be bad either.
--
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Post by at » Sat, 16 Dec 2000 03:55:01

Quote:

>   Could I get y'all's opinion.  Your input is appreciated as  I know  nothing
> between one model to another and know that there are many Lemon models out
> there.  I'm looking for something dependable with low maintenance  to do short
> trips with  a price range <$1300 and 1980 to 1995.  I saw these in the paper:

> '85 Indy 440...6k miles....$950
> '91 Indy 400...studs, c'bides....$1300

> I realize this is a big open question, but any advice on specific models to
> look for in this price range is appreciated.  

> Kirk    

Fan cooled is, generally, less maintenance, but Liquid cooled, is,
generally, better performance. If you don't know much about sleds, I
would STRONGLY suggest that you find somebody who does have some
experience, and knows what to look for when buying a sled (especially
a used sled, that is more than a couple of years old). Check out your
local sled club, I am sure somebody would be glad to help you out.

There is nothing worse than thinking you got a bargain, then finding
out that you need to put another $1000 into it, just so you can ride.

For what it's worth, I had a 91 Indy 500 SKS, that I put close to 7500
miles on, without any more than "standard" maintenence (I heard,
later, that the guy I sold it to, had over 12,000 miles on it). Best,
most reliable, sled I ever owned.

Hope this helps...
--
******************************
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doug.bissett at attglobal.net

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Post by palmrose » Sat, 16 Dec 2000 12:18:18

Excellent advice Doug. Do get a sled-head that does his own mechanical
work to look at any sled with you.
 I just helped a guy off the trail by my house that had just bought a 91
Wildcat for $1000. He figured he got a good deal. I figured he got a
running 650 engine bolted into a piece of crap.
--
palmrose2
More sleds than I have room for.
More sleds than I can afford.
Need more sleds!

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Post by KMcfate0 » Sat, 16 Dec 2000 12:53:58

  How right you guys are.  I decided that if I had ANY 2nd thought on a sled I
would pass it up (especially since I don't dawdle around when I decide to get
something).    I also ended up taking David Courtney's advice (got the MERC
from me),  drove a couple hours north and got a 92 Polaris 500 EFI.  I'm
totally impressed, and thanks for the advice David.   Under 5k miles, looks
brand new inside and out, mirrors and warmers for $1500...from a dealer at that
who went through it and they drop in a warranty as well (albeit a short one).
  To top it off, I got a $300 Bell Helmet for $100 to boot!  Thanks for the
advice guys and thanks  again for the tip David, best deal by far I found out
of the 20 sleds I checked out.  The beer is on me!